nina davuluri

America is a melting pot of cultures -- but it seems like not all cultures and ethnicities are welcome. Unless, of course, their clothing is appropriated for profit or racial jokes are made at their expense for entertainment. It seems as if some Americans love everything about us... except us.
At a visit to a Whirlpool factory, Davuluri saw the technology and engineering that goes into designing appliances such as
Before bullying can be severely curbed, it seems that parents, teachers and students must learn how to recognize it.
Apparently being American means being white and having a name everyone's familiar with.It means being comfortable with what you know and who you know. It means being fearful of the unknown. And it means not having dark skin.
Should being a teenager or simply existing "come with the job" of being bullied?
When you're a short man, life is sad. The days stretch endlessly towards a great void. We wonder whence we came, and where we are headed. In other words, with no sex to distract us from more meaningful pursuits, we become philosophers.
The most impressive thing to me about this 20 city anti-bullying symposium is that it came to fruition as a result of a 17-year-old girl speaking up and a multi-billion-dollar company listening.
Instead of dismissing Nina Davuluri because she participated in a beauty pageant, why not stand with her when she asserts a woman of color's right to be who she is and exist no matter what the context?
For a country that got rid of royalty on its road to independence it seems Americans could also now grasp the wisdom of doing away with the hierarchal idea of beauty queens as well. Can't we see the beauty in everyone and celebrate without any beauty king or queen being crowned among us?
The truth is that it's one thing to accept Indian-Americans or brown skin people in professional fields, like medicine, computer science, or finance. But when it come to ideas of beauty and national concepts of beauty, old habits die hard, if at all.
What a sad commentary on the values of some Americans. It suggests a super narrow and wrong view of the nation. Why is it that a Miss America who is not white engenders so much angst in the populous?
A few hundred reactive tweets do not represent the national character. Indeed, it is not the fringe, but rather the establishment of the country that is a better indicator of shifting national paradigms.
It is a small sorority of women who can call themselves Miss America. It gets even smaller when you consider how many women of color have won. This week, the sisterhood of Asian Miss Americas has grown to two.
On Sunday, Nina Davuluri was the first Indian-American woman to be crowned Miss America, and Twitter exploded with racist, xenophobic, and islamophobic comments about the choice. The next day, students at Duke University made a video about what they think about the backlash. Check it out, and make your own! Do you #StandwithNina?
Check out the historic selfie that emerged from the meeting. We wonder if Vanessa Williams gave Davuluri any advice! Although
"NCIS" has cast Emily Wickersham in the role of Bishop, Ziva's (Cote de Pablo) potential successor on the team, according to TV Line.
Where do I come from? When people ask me this, I usually say America. "No," they persist, "where are you from?" What they are really asking me is, "Why are you brown?" (Or, as my mother likes to say, "golden." Right on, Mom.)
We've come a long way since the world was electrified when an outstanding Jewish girl named Bess Myerson was crowned Miss America in 1945.
Doesn't Nina also represent "what is best of America"? Her parents immigrated here 30 years ago, her dad is a physician, she graduated from a top university and she is headed to med school.
Racist backlash against Davuluri is just one thread in the tapestry of marginalization women of color face, as their real experiences and perspectives are often rendered invisible in exchange for one-dimensional, dehumanizing representations in the media.